Chamber to host candidate forum @ Sheridan High School
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum on Oct. 11-12 from 7-8 p.m. at Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School.

Candidates for U.S. Congress, Sheridan City Council, Sheridan mayor, Sheridan County Commission and the Wyoming Legislature will participate Oct. 11. Candidates for school boards will participate Oct. 12. Each candidate will be give an introduction and outline initiatives, concerns or platforms. There will also be a question and answer section.

For more information, contact Karen Myers at 672-2485. Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive.

United Methodist Women to host fall luncheon Thursday @ United Methodist church
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Women will host a Fall Salad Luncheon on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is open to the public and the cost for lunch is $7. Attendees should use the church parking lot, elevator and handicap entrance on the west side.

Proceeds from the event will go toward United Methodist Women mission projects locally and around the globe.

United Methodist church is located at 215 W. Works St.

Spicy Challenge set for Thursday @ Black Tooth Brewing Company
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — WYO Thai Food will host the first Spicy Challenge on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Black Tooth Brewing Company.

The event will include food, beer and chili peppers to the contestants.

The cost to enter the Spicy Challenge is $20 with proceeds going to a charity. The first-place winner will receive a $30 gift card to WYO Thai food.

For more information, contact

Black Tooth Brewing Company is located at 312 Broadway St.

Brinton Museum to present William Henry Jackson exhibit @ Brinton Museum
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum will present “William Henry Jackson: Pioneer Photographer of the American West,” an exhibit that features a selection of historically important 19th century photographs on display in the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building through Dec. 23.

The show includes more than 35 historic photographs comprised of official survey material, large format landscapes, vignettes and late color work.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

For more information, call the museum at 672-3173.

AARP Chapter 676 to meet at Heritage Towers for potluck @ Heritage Towers
Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — AARP Chapter 676 will meet in the Heritage Towers Dining Room on Friday at 5:30 p.m. for a potluck dinner.

The program will include emerging trends in health care and chronic disease management. There is ample parking. Attendees are encouraged to look for signage to the dining room.

For more information, contact Helen Mitchell 672-5904.

Heritage Towers is located at 428 N. Jefferson St.

Vision Beyond Borders meet and greet Oct. 14 @ Holiday Inn
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Vision Beyond Borders will host a meet and greet on Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.

Patrick Klein, the director, will give a presentation about mission trips taken to southeast Asia to provide biblical teaching materials, seeds, clothing and medical supplies.

The public is invited to come and hear how the ministry is expanding its outreach.

For more information, call the Vision Beyond Borders office in Casper at 333-6545 or Linda Jeffers at 752-1272.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

Trinity Lutheran to host sale Sat. @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Oct 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Trinity Lutheran Church will host a rummage and bake sale on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The bake sale will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The rummage sale will include household items, adult and children clothing, shoes, toys, books, craft supplies, fabrics, linens, jewelry and seasonal decorations.

The bake sale will include cakes, cookies, bars, pies, caramel corn, doughnut holes and coffee.

Funds raised will be donated locally.

For more information, contact the church at 672-2411 or Kathy Leno at 672-5611.

Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 135 Crescent Drive.

‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Saturday @ Brinton Museum
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Audubon Society will host Birding at the Brinton on Saturday.

Peter Lecholat of the Bighorn Audubon Society will lead the monthly bird walk for October. Ariel Downing will also have the new Brinton bird checklist for a few attendees.

Attendees should meet in the parking lot at The Brinton to enjoy birding from 9-11 a.m.

For more information, call Downing at 672-3173 or email

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Tidbit Saturday to focus on Buddy Poppy @ Sheridan County Museum
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Sheridan County Museum will host Tidbit Saturday this weekend from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m.

Museum Curator of Education Shawna Michelena will teach the history and significance of the Buddy Poppy flower.

The event is free and for children 4-10 years old.

For more information and to reserve a spot, call the museum at 675-1150.

The Sheridan County Museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.

Rosary Crusade set for Saturday @ corner of Main and Burkitt streets.
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A public square rosary crusade is gathering on Saturday at noon on the corner of Main and Burkitt streets.

The event is meant to bring people together to pray for America as a nation.

An estimated 15,000 similar rallies will occur throughout the U.S. on Saturday.

For more information, call Holy Name Catholic Church at 672-2848.

Sheridan Stationery to host book signing @ Sheridan Stationery
Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host a book signing Saturday.

Author Neltje will sign copies of her new book “North of Crazy” at 5 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Robby Smith at 674-8080.

Sheridan Stationery is located at 206 N. Main St.

‘More Than Music’ concert celebrates Buffalo jam @ Occidental Hotel
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Occidental Hotel in Buffalo will celebrate 10 years of weekly musical community gathering on Oct. 15 with an anniversary concert.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bomber Mountain Civic Center (formerly Clear Creek Elementary School). Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in Buffalo at the Occidental Hotel, Chamber of Commerce, the Sports Lure, Gigi’s Upscale Resale and First Northern Bank and in Sheridan at C&B Music or by PayPal online at Children 12 and younger get in free. Food and beverages will be available.

The More Than Music celebration concert will feature Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, Jalan Crossland, Brice Long and Kostas, along with local bands Too Wet to Plow, Fireants, Rick Geisler and the Band of Outlaws, Sage Palser and more.

“It is significant that the Thursday Night Occidental Jam has lasted 10 years and is still going strong,” Lynn Young, an organizer of the event and an original founder of the jam said. “The jam is not just about music, but it’s about a viable community coming together to celebrate weekly fellowship and caring for each other. We have decided to name our celebration “More Than Music” to recognize the jam’s significance to our community.”

The More Than Music celebration is sponsored by the Dan Carlat-Occidental Jam Memorial Scholarship Fund and all proceeds from the concert will go toward the Fund. The jam’s annual fundraising provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Johnson and Sheridan counties.

For more information, see or the Dan Carlat Memorial Scholarship Fund Facebook page.

American Legion to host Up the Creek @ American Legion
Oct 15 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The American Legion will present live music from Up the Creek on Saturday beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Members and guests are invited to put on their dancing shoes and join the fun, though you must be 21 or older to enter.

The American Legion is located at 137 N. Brooks St.

Polka Club to meet Sunday @ Elks Lodge
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance Sunday at the Sheridan Elks Lodge.

The dance will be from 1-5 p.m. with music by Up the Creek.

All are welcome.

The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St.

First Interstate Bank to host coat drive @ First Interstate Bank
Oct 17 – Oct 28 all-day

SHERIDAN — First Interstate Bank is participating in a statewide coat drive — “Coats and More”  — that will take place Oct. 17-28.

Over the years, First Interstate Bank has collected more than 23,000 coats that have been distributed to community nonprofit partners and schools.

Participants are encouraged to donate coats, boots, hats, mittens, blankets and socks. Drop-off locations can be found downtown. Volunteers of America Northern Rockies will receive the items collected in Sheridan and distribute them to those in need.

SHS class of 1953 to meet for lunch Oct. 17 @ Holiday Inn
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School class of 1953 will meet for lunch at the Holiday Inn on Oct. 17 at noon.

Lunch is available to be ordered off the menu and everyone is invited.

For more information, call Lu Reeves at 674-9711.

The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.

CTG to host auditions for ‘Bakersfield Mist’ @ room 209 of the old Hallmark building
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will host auditions for “Bakersfield Mist,” a dramatic comedy by Stephen Sachs, on Oct. 17-18 from 6-8 p.m. each night.

The auditions will take place in room 209 of the old Hallmark building on Main Street.

The play follows Maude, an unemployed bartender, living in a Bakersfield trailer park. She has bought a painting at a thrift store and despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it is a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions.

World class art expert Lionel Percy flies in from New York to authenticate the piece but has no idea what he is about to discover. His interplay with Maude is a classic culture clash and a mystery with comic relief.

The play is rated PG for language.

The performance and rehearsals will take place at the Carriage House Theater. Performance dates will be Jan. 20-22, 27-29 and Feb. 2-4.

The show will be directed by Gene Davis.

Dayton candidate forum Oct. 17 @ Tongue River Valley Community Center
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Tongue River Valley Community Center will host a Dayton candidate forum on Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The candidate forum will include members from the school board and town council.

Attendees are encouraged to come, learn and make an informed vote for election day Nov. 8.

For more information, call the Tongue River Valley Community 655-9418. The Dayton location for the community center is located at 1100 U.S. Highway 14 in Dayton.

Registration for Chamber’s ‘Ignite’ conference now open @ Sheridan College.
Oct 18 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will host “Ignite Your Business,” a professional development conference that will take place on Oct. 18 at Sheridan College.

The cost to attend is $150 for Chamber members and $100 for each addition person or $175 for non-members and $125 for each additional person. It will include lunch with Russ Cherry of Dream Big Consulting.

Attendees will pick four sessions and topics covered during the conference will include business growth, marketing, communications, technology, human resources and customer service.

To sign up, see

American Legion Auxiliary to gather Tuesday in Sheridan @ Country Kitchen
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday at the Country Kitchen.

Department president Sonja Wright will speak with the group.

All are welcome to attend.

The Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St.

Chamber’s Business After Hours set for Wednesday @ Tasting Library
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly social and networking event at The Tasting Library from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. There is no cost to attend.

For more information, call the Chamber at 672-2485.

The Tasting Library is located at 700 N. Main St.

Knights of Columbus organizing spaghetti dinner @ Knights Hall
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Knights of Columbus will host a spaghetti dinner on Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

Donations will be accepted and proceeds will benefit Legacy Pregnancy Center.

Knights Hall is located at 301 E. Brundage St.

Story School to host festival, chili cook-off Thursday @ Story Elementary School
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Story Fall Festival will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday at Story Elementary School.

The festival is free and for the whole family. The event will face painting, pumpkin glow ring toss, cake walks and a chili cook-off.

To enter the chili cook-off there is a $25 entry fee.

For more information and to enter the cook-off, call the school at 683-2316.

Story Elementary School is located at 103 Fish Hatchery Road in Story.

Sheridan College to host faculty lecture on ‘Wit’ @ Sheridan College.
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Judith E. McDowell and Sarah H. Sinclair, will present their research project, where nursing students spent six hours reading and discussing Margaret Edson’s “Wit,” on Thursday at 7 p.m. This lecture is part of the Faculty Lecture Series at Sheridan College.

In spring 2013, nursing instructor McDowell and English instructor Sinclair began interdisciplinary research to understand how student perspectives about the nurse-patient relationship, particularly the art of caring and empathetic communication, might change with expose to literature.

The presentation will share the results of the ongoing experiment.

Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Sheridan College Foundation at 674-6446, ext. 4304, or Linda Oetken at 674-6446, ext. 2830.

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday @ Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse.

The program will be presented by the Advocacy and Resource Center.

The meeting is free and open to all women.

For more information, call Joyce Coates at 389-2804.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.

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